Portsmouth, Virginia, United States, North and Central America
A paper order form for Ku Klux Klan member’s robes. The form is printed on white paper with black ink. Printed at the top of the form is “PLEASE SEND ORDERS TO: / UNITED KLANS OF AMERICA / P.O. Box 411 / PORTSMOUTH, VIRGINIA 23705.” Six types of robes are listed below the address for customers to choose from. The form has a diagram of a robe at the center of the form. To the left of the diagram is a box to enter measurements and measurement guide is on the right side. Below the diagram at the bottom of the form are blank spaces to enter shipping information. The back of the order form is blank.
Objects depicting symbols of hate or related to organized hate groups may be offensive and disturbing, but the NMAAHC aims to include them in the Collection to present and preserve the historical context in which they were created and used. Objects of this type provide an important historical record from which to study and evaluate history and culture.